Forums Forums - Off Topic Forum FUN




Go Back   Forums Forums - Off Topic Forum FUN > Agriculture & DIY Forums > Home Improvement Projects, Appliance upgrades, Misc Household items Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-13-2016, 04:17 PM
NorthernRedneck's Avatar
NorthernRedneck NorthernRedneck is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 10,016
Thanks: 3,272
Thanked 5,006 Times in 2,342 Posts
NorthernRedneck will become famous soon enough
Style: T66
Default Minor bathroom upgrade

I decided this week to upgrade the bathroom upstairs. I wasn't going to dive into a huge project though. What I did was change out the cabinet handles,towel rack, bath mat and shower curtain. I also took down a small medicine cabinet over the toilet and replaced it with a chrome shelf for more storage. The old handles etc were a brushed bronze that looked like something from the 70s. Time for a change.

Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-14-2016, 02:54 AM
Galvatron's Avatar
Galvatron Galvatron is offline
Spock and Galvatron < one and the same
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: England
Posts: 11,250
Thanks: 1,364
Thanked 1,349 Times in 696 Posts
Galvatron has a spectacular aura aboutGalvatron has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Minor bathroom upgrade

Good Job Brian...i do find the small makeovers are sometimes just as effective as the whole sherbang.
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Galvatron For This Useful Post:
NorthernRedneck (02-14-2016)
  #3  
Old 02-14-2016, 07:22 AM
NorthernRedneck's Avatar
NorthernRedneck NorthernRedneck is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 10,016
Thanks: 3,272
Thanked 5,006 Times in 2,342 Posts
NorthernRedneck will become famous soon enough
Style: T66
Default Re: Minor bathroom upgrade

The plan is to eventually change the vanity our with a new one. Unfortunately when this one was installed it was basically built in place. So it would mean tearing up half the bathroom to redo it. And the tile floor is in good shape so I don't want to mess with it. The tile also extends up the wall as a tub surround. I'd also like to replace the tub eventually. I might try a tub paint instead.

Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-03-2016, 01:46 PM
Galvatron's Avatar
Galvatron Galvatron is offline
Spock and Galvatron < one and the same
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: England
Posts: 11,250
Thanks: 1,364
Thanked 1,349 Times in 696 Posts
Galvatron has a spectacular aura aboutGalvatron has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Minor bathroom upgrade

You inspired me to give mine a makeover...well my wife took control of it after i suggested it.

So anyhow she just came home with a roll of cushion flooring for a quick revamp option now the walls ect have been done and she is putting it down now....lets see how long it takes...the clock is ticking....

heres before....
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 62b7a594-8399-49c2-8aae-2679f9a991cb.jpg (33.9 KB, 20 views)
File Type: jpg 395f5254-ea06-4b8e-bc75-0a7463a53585.jpg (41.1 KB, 19 views)
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-03-2016, 04:26 PM
Galvatron's Avatar
Galvatron Galvatron is offline
Spock and Galvatron < one and the same
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: England
Posts: 11,250
Thanks: 1,364
Thanked 1,349 Times in 696 Posts
Galvatron has a spectacular aura aboutGalvatron has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Minor bathroom upgrade

All done but i do need to run a mastic seal round the edge of the floor i shall do that tomorrow...clean bright and fresh just how we like it...floor she chose well on.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1e59c0bc-00d0-4ce6-b0c0-eff3d067a2f5.jpg (18.4 KB, 20 views)
File Type: jpg 4acaf604-04bf-4810-8fcd-87cbf3b315b8.jpg (21.4 KB, 20 views)
File Type: jpg 8285d882-c3da-44c2-a7d1-5b683c7ba401.jpg (23.5 KB, 19 views)
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Galvatron For This Useful Post:
NorthernRedneck (03-03-2016), squerly (03-04-2016)
  #6  
Old 03-03-2016, 05:09 PM
NorthernRedneck's Avatar
NorthernRedneck NorthernRedneck is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 10,016
Thanks: 3,272
Thanked 5,006 Times in 2,342 Posts
NorthernRedneck will become famous soon enough
Style: T66
Default Re: Minor bathroom upgrade

Amazing what a little flooring will do to upgrade a space. We already had a nice tile floor and matching tub surround.

Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to NorthernRedneck For This Useful Post:
Galvatron (03-04-2016)
  #7  
Old 03-04-2016, 04:53 AM
Galvatron's Avatar
Galvatron Galvatron is offline
Spock and Galvatron < one and the same
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: England
Posts: 11,250
Thanks: 1,364
Thanked 1,349 Times in 696 Posts
Galvatron has a spectacular aura aboutGalvatron has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Minor bathroom upgrade

Well the bathroom needed a spruce up..the walls were blue and that just made the area look confined where as this is much brighter and the space seems to have doubled.

Mrs Galvi gets full credit for working her magic on this one.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-04-2016, 06:32 AM
jim slagle's Avatar
jim slagle jim slagle is offline
Cold Member

 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 11,175
Thanks: 24,531
Thanked 12,017 Times in 5,615 Posts
jim slagle is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Minor bathroom upgrade

You guys do nice work!

Jim
__________________
.

The United States Constitution 1787. All Rights Reserved

Sometimes I'm fast. Most of the time I'm half fast!

Never put off till tomorrow what you can avoid all together!

Friends come and go, but enemies accumulate

FF REQUIRES NO PHYSICAL FITNESS PROGRAM.
EVERYONE GETS ENOUGH EXERCISE JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS, FLYING
OFF THE HANDLE, RUNNING DOWN THE MODERATORS, KNIFING FRIENDS IN THE
BACK, DODGING RESPONSIBILITY AND PUSHING THEIR LUCK.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-04-2016, 09:25 AM
Melensdad's Avatar
Melensdad Melensdad is offline
Jerk in a Hawaiian Shirt

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 35,260
Thanks: 1,897
Thanked 6,990 Times in 3,008 Posts
Melensdad has a spectacular aura aboutMelensdad has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Minor bathroom upgrade

Quote:
Originally Posted by NorthernRedneck View Post
I decided this week to upgrade the bathroom upstairs. I wasn't going to dive into a huge project though. What I did was change out the cabinet handles,towel rack, bath mat and shower curtain. I also took down a small medicine cabinet over the toilet and replaced it with a chrome shelf for more storage. The old handles etc were a brushed bronze that looked like something from the 70s. Time for a change. . .
That is how mine started

I was just going to paint the walls, change some handles, etc ...

Yours is a nice transformation, but how is it that these projects seem to balloon out of all reasonable proportion? I like the floor!
__________________

"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion:
the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases,
while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage
of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force."
- Ayn Rand
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Melensdad For This Useful Post:
NorthernRedneck (03-05-2016)
  #10  
Old 03-05-2016, 10:27 AM
Galvatron's Avatar
Galvatron Galvatron is offline
Spock and Galvatron < one and the same
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: England
Posts: 11,250
Thanks: 1,364
Thanked 1,349 Times in 696 Posts
Galvatron has a spectacular aura aboutGalvatron has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Minor bathroom upgrade

Final touch is a new shower curtain and bath mat.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 95f60f09-4252-44a2-b2b9-156adfcda002.jpg (29.1 KB, 9 views)
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-05-2016, 12:56 PM
NorthernRedneck's Avatar
NorthernRedneck NorthernRedneck is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 10,016
Thanks: 3,272
Thanked 5,006 Times in 2,342 Posts
NorthernRedneck will become famous soon enough
Style: T66
Default Re: Minor bathroom upgrade

Quote:
Originally Posted by Melensdad View Post
That is how mine started

I was just going to paint the walls, change some handles, etc ...

Yours is a nice transformation, but how is it that these projects seem to balloon out of all reasonable proportion? I like the floor!


Ain't that the truth.

I used to work with handicapped people. 63 staff and only 3 males. I remember once on a night shift I grabbed a scouring pad and tried to remove one scuff off the floor. That turned into 5 hrs of scrubbing on my hands and knees doing the whole house with my female shift partner cracking the whip.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Minor League Baseball anyone? Melensdad Sports & Sporting Goods Forum 8 12-20-2014 11:01 AM
minor differences Rusty Shackleford Junkman's Corner 5 10-22-2010 02:35 PM
Minor Accident daedong Jokes_Forum 6 02-19-2007 12:16 PM





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2002 - 2018 www.ForumsForums.com